Fredrik Haren, known as The Creativity Explorer, is a world-renowned conference speaker and author on business, creativity, and change. He has been invited to speak in over 75 countries on 6 continents and has delivered more than 2000 speeches in a speaking career spanning more than 25 years.
During the past 25 years he has traveled the world to learn about human creativity. As The Creativity Explorer, he aims to discover more about human creativity, be it from innovators in Silicon Valley or nomads in the desert of Mongolia, with the aim of helping more people discover their full creative potential.
Fredrik is a truly global conference speaker, knowing how to craft a speech so that audiences from all parts of the world will be inspired and laugh at the same time, walking away from the speech with meaningful takeaways relevant to them.
He is the author of 10 books – including The Idea Book which was included in The 100 best business books of all time.
Fredrik is a Certified Speaking Professional and a Global Speaking Fellow, having truly mastered his craft as an elite speaker. He has delivered over 2000 talks in companies across the world, with some past clients including Bentley, Zero, Samsung, Pfizer, Sony, Unilever, UBS, IKEA, China Mobile, Ogilvy, American Express, BMW, HSBC, and KPMG.
Fredrik started his professional speaker career at just 27. Over two decades later he has spoken to over 2000 audiences, from crowds of thousands to his smallest, a gig of 3 people. From full-day workshops to an official four-minute speaking booking in Abu Dhabi.
He has spoken on a train, on a boat, in a tent on a beach, at five-star hotels, and on factory floors. Among his audiences have been prime ministers, kings as well as school children and senior citizens and he has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in speaking, including Richard Branson, Seth Godin, and Marcus Buckingham.
As a keynote speaker, Fredrik has worked with some of the largest, and most respected, companies in the world. From global, top management conferences to client events, and internal conferences. From industry associations, NGOs, governments, small companies, and large ones. He has worked with clients in virtually all industries, from aluminum and beer to accounting and real estate.
Fredrik speaks on the topics of Business Creativity, Change and Innovation, but can tailor his speeches to a wide variety of angles to meet the needs of the organisation and audience. He can deliver everything from practical speeches on how you can become more creative as a person, leader, or a team; to more strategic topics like what innovation looks like in the future or about how to create an innovative culture. Popular speaking topics include:
Fredrik has published 10 books. The Idea Book, his international bestseller, was included in the 100 best business books of all time. The Idea Book has been translated into 17 languages and has been a bestseller in multiple countries
He is also the author of One World. One Company, a book about what it means to be a truly global company. Other books include Idea Book for Parents, The Developing World and Become a Winner in the Global World.
Fredrik was voted Speaker of The Year in Sweden and selected as one of the “The Best Swedish Speakers Ever”. He is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional – one of 700 globally) as well as Global Speaking Fellow (one of only 30 globally). In 2018 he received the International Ambassador Award from the Global Speakers Federation, an award only given to 13 speakers.
Fredrik is a very experienced speaker, having delivered more than 2000 speeches. He is highly knowledgeable, having worked with, met and learned from thousands of business leaders from across the world. Fredrik is passionate and skilled, having mastered the art and science of delivering a speech that is not only full of valuable content but is also entertaining and engaging. Audiences have fun, while they are learning. Fredrik has truly mastered the craft as an elite speaker.
“Fredrik was awesome! We are definitely going to use him again for future conferences!”Brian Longe, Wolters Kluwer Financial & Compliance Services
“Fredrik Haren and Seth Godin were the highest rated speakers at FORUM ONE. Our audience just could not get enough of Fredrik! An hour of keynote presentation went like no time and I can’t wait to bring him back for our future conferences.” Ruta Kruliauskaite, Forum One
“Fredrik Härén an outstanding speaker. We have actually used him at two (!) Kreston World Conferences. We normally never bring back a keynote speaker to the same group, but with Fredrik Härén we made an exception – he was that good. Book him, your members will be amazed.” Jon Lisby, Kreston